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From: Joshua Hori
Date: Feb 28, 2017 2:58PM


Harvard also has an example up to consider: http://accessibility.huit.harvard.edu/%E2%9C%8E-technique-aria-autocomplete

Joshua

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On 28/02/2017 11:09, <EMAIL REMOVED> wrote:
> Hello everyone, I have been searching for an accessible control that
> behaves similarly to Twitter¹s typeahead or the select2 menu. Whereas
> a user can select from a list of options or begin typing, which
> filters the list of items based on the input. Select2 claims to be
> accessible so I tested select2 with VoiceOver and JAWS 18, but the
> screen reader does not report search results in real time, nor allow
> the user to navigate the menu items.

There is one here that was developed by Gez Lemon (though this demo is hosted in my Github space):
http://ljwatson.github.io/design-patterns/autocomplete/index.html

We've used it as the basis for a similar widget that will be used on the Gov.UK platform - and this will be available openly when it's been tested and deployed.

Léonie
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>
> I¹ve searched the greater Web and WebAIM archives, and have not found
> an example of an accessible autocomplete control.
>
> Have you encountered any in the wild?
>
> Sincerely,
> Adam
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> Adam Lund
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> On 2/28/17, 12:36 PM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of Angela French"
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